Paging Prof. Darwin...
Three people were injured in an explosion in a Pakistan court after the judge asked a police officer to explain how a grenade works. [Let's all have a contest to see who can come up with the most epic facepalm possible.]
Instead of simply telling the court how the weapon functions, the constable produced a live grenade and pulled out the pin, resulting in a “loud explosion”. [YOU DON'T SAY?!?!?]
Pakistan Daily reports the constable and court clerk were among the injured in the blast, which took place in courtroom-III of Karachi’s Anti-Terrorism Court. The men were taken to a nearby hospital for first aid, but are expected to recover.
The explosion prompted police and paramilitary forces to surround the court, fearing a terrorist attack, and the country’s security forces were put on high alert.
The officer, from the Sindh Police Department’s Kalakot station, had been holding a grenade from a weapons stash allegedly belonging to the defendant. Usually such devices are deactivated before being taken into court, but an administrative error resulted in live weapons being used as evidence.
Well, in this case, he would have been "seen" for all of about 10 seconds before that grenade blew him up and sent him off to collect his 72
2. There's a Right Way to Do This...
3. The Right to Keep and Bear Arms
The Shopping Cart Game is evidently popular. News reports state that the cart is usually anchored to a pole or tree at the dock. The cart is poised on the dock, someone climbs in, and friends launch the shopping cart off the dock and into the water. Ha! The soggy rider climbs out of the water, the cart is reeled back in, and the game begins again.